Swim Academy

Our swim academy offers squads for swimmers from beginner to competitive level and open water squads that cater for masters, triathletes, ocean and social swimmers.

The academy begins at Bronze Level and progresses to Silver, Gold and the Open Water Squad.

Bronze Squad

Bronze Squad members swim three – four times per week and train on land once a week. This squad targets the Regional Championships and the New Zealand Junior Championships.

Competitive squad aiming for regional swim meets

  • Based on skill level
  • Must be Club and NZ swim affiliated $130 per year
  • Must race Tuesday night (club nights) over the summer period
  • Must swim targeted meets throughout season
  • Fees- $50.00 per month to be paid at Kiosk
  • 3-4 trainings a week, swimmers are encouraged to do 1 AM session a week depending on circumstance.
  • Intro to dry land sessions
  • Club uniform

Silver Squad

Silver squad members swim four – six times per week and train on land twice a week. This squad targets the New Zealand Junior Championships and the New Zealand Division 2.

Competitive squad aiming for National Swim meets.

  • Must be Club and NZ swim affiliated $130 per year
  • Must race Tuesday night (club nights) over the summer period
  • Must swim targeted meets throughout season
  • Fees - $65  per month paid at the Kiosk
  • 4-6 Trainings per week including at least 2 morning sessions
  • Land based training sessions
  • Club uniform

Gold Squad

The Gold Squad members swim up to seven times per week and on land three times a week. Gold targets the NZ Age Group Championships, Open Championships and NZ Representative Teams.

Competitive senior squad already at National swim meets.

  • Must be Club and NZ swim affiliated $130 per year
  • Must race Tuesday night (club nights) over the summer period
  • Must swim targeted meets throughout season fees - $80 per month paid at kiosk
  • 5-7 training sessions per week including at least 3 morning sessions
  • Land based training sessions
  • Club uniform

Open Water Squads

Technique and target training for key events. This is available for swimmers wishing to target open water events such as ocean swim, triathlon and ironman events.

We have a strong focus on technique and target training programmes leading up to key events.

Our active network of river swimmers use Thames Centennial Pool as their base.

To register competitively contact Carolyn Green our club recorder by emailing thamesswimnz@gmail.com